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Nov 12, 2012 1:45am EST
-span2. >> tonight i'm going to discuss abraham lincoln's role 1816 to 1861. i'm going to talk about how abraham lincoln rejected any meaningful compromise. following his election as president november of 1860, the country was gripped by a crisis because many feared lincoln and his republican party. the republican party was a number party and proudly so. they didn't have a significant southern connection. lincoln was elected without a single vote from any of the 15 states and only four of the state's, missouri, kentucky and the delaware did he get any popular routes and nearly a handful to read for the first time in the nation's history a party without any notable component would be taking over the executive branch of the government. but there was no more. the republican party was ousted during his brief existence it was cited in the mid to 1850's and its rhetoric had insulted us all and the institution as racial slavery than the determination that the republicans' determination morph into a unit that could win a national election without any southern support the republicans repeatedly c
Nov 25, 2012 1:00pm EST
. >> guest: yaw can date back to the example of offering abraham lincoln war elephant for his troubles. the american civil war, but definitely in the 20th 20th century, thais were always close u.s. allies, and this is intensified -- disrupted partly during the second world war, but as soon as the cold war gels, thailand pretty much comes in along as a strong u.s. ally, and definitely a strong cold war ally in terms of being an anticommunist component to the u.s. global strategy. >> host: why do you call it "in buddha's company"? >> guest: the thai soldiers thought of themselves as buddhist warriors. some is that they saw themselves as trying to halt communism as a kind of godless or a kind of threat to the practice of religious values or religious traditions. they saw buddhism in some was was under threat by communism, and some also has to do with thailand it's role as being the custodian of buddhism in the world, being at the center of a very intense buddhist tradition. many of the thai soldiers who fought there before leaving took oaths in front of the most sacred buddhist image in t
Nov 18, 2012 1:00pm PST
we're talking about president day washington, but it's the same story, back in abraham lincoln was president of this nation. now the comparison seems even more timely because the new steven spielberg movie, "lincoln" has come to theater. professor lichtman. there's a lot of talk of gridlock in the april system. how much does president obama's administration mere error lincoln? >> it was so much worst for abraham lincoln. first in the 1850s, the issue of slavery shattered his own party, which was the prig party. then in the election of 1860, the democratic party provided all the slavery and that elected abraham lincoln with just 40% of the popular vote. then even before lincoln was even inaugurated, southern states began to remove themselves from the union. things were so tense, he had to be snuck into washington under the cover of darkness. >> professor litchman what does president obama admire about president lincoln? >> i think there's a lot barack obama could learn from abraham lincoln and so could every politician today. let me start with my favorite lesson, and that is tak
Nov 23, 2012 11:30pm EST
. there are still very strong connections. tonight, i'm going to discuss abraham lincoln's role of 1860 to 1861. more specifically, i'm going to talk about abraham lincoln and how he rejected any meaningful compromise. in november 1860 after his election, the country was gripped because many southerners felt in the republican party, the republican party was in northern party and proudly so. they did not have a significant southern connection. lincoln was elected without a single electoral vote without any of the southern states. the first time in the nations history, a party without any notable southern components would be taking over the executive branch of the national government. but there was more. the republican party was probably a northern party. during its existence in the mid-1850s, the rhetoric had assaulted the south and racial slavery, their determination -- the republicans determination, were to win a national election without any southern support and republicans repeatedly condemned this undemocratically, even on american way. with this party on the threshold of the presidency, se
Nov 10, 2012 5:30pm PST
at least. abraham lincoln getting the big screen treatment courtesy of steven spielberg. here's nbc's kevin tibbles. >> reporter: he may have started out the poor self-educated son of homesteaders, but for thousands of school children who visit the museum honoring his presidency every week abraham lincoln remains a beacon whose convictions shaped a nation. >> he did a lot for our country. we can learn from the past to help improve what our future is going to be. >> reporter: at 6'4" abraham lincoln was a tall man of even greater historic stature. >> he did a lot, especially for my culture as far as with the emancipation proclamation and his thoughts and ideas of how to really run our country. i thought it was pretty cool. >> reporter: presidents may not have been considered cool in the 1860s, but this one is about to become a hollywood star. >> i like our chances now. >> reporter: a century and a half after his death, lincoln is impeccably portrayed by daniel day-lewis. >> still to afford this moment now, now, now. >> reporter: the film has been a decade-long labor of love for director stev
Nov 26, 2012 12:00am EST
't abraham lincoln who is likely to become president in 1860 and i can get an answer to that question that is pretty solid but it almost certainly would have been william henry seward who was the secretary of the united states and then i can go back and look intimately as to what he wanted to do and what was actually done so i can get a good proxy for what might have happened if he had gotten the job and measure what the impact was. if you are thinking about the individual impacted don't think it makes any sense to say this person is here and the decision is made therefore it is about them. if anybody would have made that similar decision it isn't about them. december 8, 1941, franklin roosevelt are we going to declare war on japan or not but we would definitely declare. >> host: no conceivable american politician wouldn't declare the war. that is exactly right. >> host: do paper together attention to the president's, thomas jefferson, abraham lincoln and woodrow wilson so let's do them in chronological order is the model president or extreme president? singh accused of deadly a modal
Nov 24, 2012 10:00pm EST
think we should do this and how they argue about it. i can see, if it wasn't abraham lincoln, who was likely to become president in 1860? i can get an answer to that question and infected in fact it almost certainly would have been seward who is the secretary of state. and then i can go back and look at the memos that lincoln reply to on what seward wanted to do and what lincoln wanted to do and what was actually done so i can get an idea of what happened ends if seward had gotten the job instead of lincoln. so said the measure will put the impact of lincoln was. if you are thinking about individual impact i don't big it makes any sense to just say this person was is here and the decision was made. if anybody would have made that same decision it's not about them. japan attacks pearl harbor in december 7, 1941 and december 8, franklin roosevelt declares war on japan and we were deftly going to declare war. >> host: no politician will -- >> guest: that's exactly right. >> host: okay, so you pay particular attention to three presidents, thomas jefferson, abraham lincoln as you are d
Nov 27, 2012 9:00pm PST
of uncertainty. mark martin, cbn news, jamestown, virginia. >> wendy: fascinating. thanks, mark. abraham lincoln is one of the most beloved presidents. he freed the slaves. but author steven masfield says he was also a man who struggled with faith. recently lee webb spoke with him about his new book "lincoln's battle with god." >> lee: steven, people may not know in his younger years, abraham lincoln was an eighth theist, an -- atheist and he rejected the very existence of god. tell us about that. >> lincoln's parents were caught up in the battles that swept the frontier, and it was very emotional. lincoln didn't have a great relationship with his father, so he started to turn away from their christian faith almost immediately. but then his reading turned him towards the writings of payne and volne, and he simply decided to become the village atheist. he challenged everybody's faith. he wrote small manuscripts against christianity. his friends said later it wasn't so much he didn't believe in god. he was mad at god. because he thought his mother's ill ji illigetmasy made him less. >> lee: how do
Nov 9, 2012 11:35pm PST
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Nov 26, 2012 1:00am EST
? they participated in the iraq war and world war ii. >> you can daypack to the famous example of the abraham lincoln war elephant troubles with the war but in the 20th century with the close u.s. ally -- ally disrupted partly but as soon as the cold war gels thailand comes as the strong u.s. ally and definitely a strong cold war ally as the component to the u.s. global strategy. >>host: why do you call it "in buddha's company"? >> those who fought saw themselves says buddhist warriors. some as a logical someday tried to halt communism as a threat to the practice of values or religious tradition they saw buddhism and is under threat by a communism past to do with thailand as being the center of the intense tradition and many thai soldiers that fought they're took in both in front of what we call the enrolled buddha and many of them wore buddhist amulets especially when they came in contact with soldiers with other countries as the defying simple and to rebuild the buddhist temples that were abandoned because of the fighti
Nov 4, 2012 8:00pm EST
. >> abraham lincoln has been reelected. there is a plot to kill the vice president, andrew johnson. he survives. where was he that night? >> he was at home. the person who assigned that task had a drink and decided there was not actually an attack on johnson, there was a failed attack. the mastermind of this conspiracy was just a few blocks away from seward's house and succeeds on like an's life. >> we have a before and after picture of william seward. back before that night, how was he injured and why was he in bed? >> in early april, seward, one of his customs was to take a carriage ride in the late afternoon. he, his daughter, and one of his daughter's girlfriends were going to take a carriage ride in the late afternoon. the driver starts off from their house but the door is not closed. where the vermont avenue has a towering office building, the driver gets out, gets down, goes around to close the door, and the horses bolt. seward, thinking he might save them all, tries to jump out and grab the reins. instead, he falls to the ground, breaks his arm, shatters his job, black and blue
Nov 9, 2012 8:00pm PST
--craig and judy dentch are both back. daniel day-lewis please american president abraham lincoln freed by steven spielberg. this chronicles the leadership during the most tumultuous and divisive times as well as this decision to a emancipate slavery. >> shall we stop this. the shell sally field, james spader and tommy lee jones. it is pg-13 in. april williams, kron 4. >>jacqueline: isolated storms with one over the diablo range and over the san mateo coast. we can see that with drier conditions tomorrow. early in keeping it cool, overnight. pretty chilly. overnight, sunday, monday, things would satellite and ritter still showing spotty shower activity but mostly clear skies. that is why it is been so cold. it is dying down a bit but as we can see just some frost advisories. it is going to be very cold overnight. and look at how cold it is going to get freezing in napa. 39 degrees in vallejo, 38 in concord in task for the inland valleys are teetering on the frosted pfizer reef. we could see some apache frost but it might not be enough. for the south bay temperatures cool. look at daly city and ha
Nov 19, 2012 2:30pm PST
hands. blood has been spilled to our borders. now, no, now. >> abraham lincoln has asked us to work with him to accomplish the death of slavery. >> no one ever has been loved so much by the people. do not waste that power. >> the fight is for the united states of america. >> we choose to be born, or are we fitted to the times we are born into? >> i do not know about myself. you maybe. i think i'm going to use the word myth. there is a myth or a narrative that we have wrestled with for years about who mary todd lincoln was. clearly she was grief-stricken. but what was the challenge to you to betray her in the way -- portray in the way is what the film called for. >> i had to go in without any preconceived notions. since i had been sort of looking at her for so many years, i had left preconceived ideas -- less preconceived ideas. i read five by arby's on her. -- five biographies on her. it was piecing together her psychology of why she behaved the way she did and some of the document if things we know she behavior certain ways. the task has bent, you take the magnificent complicated s
Nov 9, 2012 9:00am EST
. well. good morning joel d. d. 3 3 3 coming up... on the life of abraham lincoln. lincoln.where in maryland you can go for an advanced screening of "linccln" ááonight.á you're watching fox 45 ood day baltimorr. ((break 5)) i got it when my internet here was faster than at my office. [ male announcer ] when people switch from cable to verizon fios, there comes a moment when they get it. the difference 100% fiber optics makes. when i saw that picture, i really got it. i can enjoy the game better at home than going to the stadium. i got it when our apartment became the apartment. [ female announcer ] once you've got it, you get it. it's faster. it's better. so, what are you waiting for? switch to fios tv, internet and phone for just $84.99 a month for a year with no annual contract. or get this great price and $300 back with a two-year agreement. fios brings you the best tv picture quality... and internet ranked the fastest in the nation... it's one hundred percent fiber optic, one hundred percent different from cable. switch to fios for our best price online -- just $84.
Nov 11, 2012 9:00pm CST
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Nov 10, 2012 11:00pm PST
peligro y bond le seguira los pasos a los villanos. >> en un paÍs dividido abraham lincoln pone como objetivo terminar con la guerra, y cambiara el futuro. >> me despido y recuerden que la prÓximo semana tiene una cita conigo. >> porque personas intentaron volar, veremos si lo consiguieron, detalles en 60 segÚnditos no se vayan. >> mms:// viene el mundo del deporte los osos se despidieron con victoria. >> los presentes gritaron la salida de hugo sanchez. >> nery castillo fuera. >> segÚndo castillo envia a descanso. >> de cabeza se lo perdia pero la pelota le dolio a los dusocs se guardaron lo mejor para el final. >> emilio garcia ganaron los tusocs . >> tigres era todo o nada, pase de la chilindrina. >> error de fensa anotaba gol. >> estos son los8 clasificados. >> el partido tuvo goles a granel dejaron vivo al rival empataron a tres, desperdiciaron un gol que pudo haberles dado el punto. >> el chicharito hernandez lo hizo todo. >> el nÚmero 1 alabama fue sorprendido. >> marcados final ganaron agricultores de texas 29 por 24. >> los cardenales anotaron victoria
Nov 11, 2012 5:00am EST
of the united states, abraham lincoln. here's more on the new movie. >> he may have started out the poor self-educated son of homesteaders but for the thousands of students who visit the museum honoring his presidency every week, abraham lincoln remains a beacon whose convictions shaped the nation. >> he did a lot for our country. we can learn from the past to help improve what our future is going to be. >> at 6' 4", abraham lincoln was a tall man, a greater even historic stature. >> he did a lot, especially for my culture and his thoughts and ideas as to really run our country, i thought it was cool. >> presidents may not have been considered cool in the 1860s, but this one is about to become a hollywood star. >> i like our chances now. >> a century and a half after his death, lincoln is portrayed by daniel day lewis. >> this moment now, now, now! >> it's been a decade long labor of love for the director steven spielberg. >> he advocated things we hold gear today. he advocated government can be a positive force for the good of all people. >> no coincidence the film opens the week america's 2
Nov 25, 2012 9:00pm EST
, and how they argue about it. i see k okay, if it was not abraham lincoln, who was likely to be president -- >> host: in 1860. >> guest: that's right. i can get an answer that's solid that it would have been seward, who was his secretary of state. that's great. i can go back and look at the memos written to lincoln and lincoln's reply and what they wanted to do and what was actually done. i can get a good proxy for what might have happened if seward got the job rather than lincoln. measure what the impact of lincoln was; right? if you think about individual impact, i don't think it makes sense to say this person was here and the decision was made; therefore, it's about them. if anybody would have made that same decision, it's not about them. japan attacks pearl harbor, december 8th, franklin roosevelt has to decide whether to declare were. we were going to. it's not about roosevelt. >> host: no conceivable politician would not have declared war. >> guest: who could have become president. that's exactly right. >> host: okay. so you pay particular attention to three presidents. thomas jeffe
Nov 11, 2012 2:00pm PST
, the president's favorite of all time was abraham lincoln and abraham lincoln tried to bring in many of his adversaries after the election. when the country was very divided. >> as with hillary clinton. democrats won five out of the last six elections, if you look at the popular vote, we are still a divided country and i think it makes a lot of sense for the president to reach out to the other side. on the other hand, he's got to be very clear where he's going to draw the line on substantial stance and political foes feel some pain. >> how do you feel? >> i think it makes sense for a couple of reasons. there is simple exhaustion and people clamoring for these job and it's easy to see him taking that role. you have jack lu and people eager for a promotion, not just people eager to step down from these jobs as well. as for republicans, there might be some room for that. i find it extremely unlikely that mitt romney would serve in an obama administration because let's not forget barack obama made a pretty tough case against mitt romney on grounds of character and much else. even if you look at
Nov 3, 2012 3:00pm EDT
president and the onlyon president between t abraham lincoln and lyndonbetwea johnson who took civil rights for african-americans seriously. after grant left office, they were left to the tender mercy of the white majority in thet t soa very quickly, they were shovedck to the side of politics. >> okay. the don't ask a question if you don't want bill to answer it [applause] >> i do accept yes or no orpt y multiple-choice questions. >> we have only three minutes left, and as i am told, it is a serious deadline.ous deli let's see what kind of answer we can get out of bill. >> you said you read a lot of te american history and write a lot of it through biography. when i read your benjamin franklin biography, he sounded very modern, one of the first to be very modern. i saw that they are very different people. it was the first american in the sense that he or she hasthe se attitudes likens we do and any andngs running a biography like that between 1620 and 1770? >> i am not sure that it sure understand the question fully. he said he was the first american? >> who would you think,
Nov 22, 2012 5:30pm EST
'm going to discuss abraham lincoln zero in 1860 to 1861. more specifically we will talk about my abraham lincoln reject bids any meaningful compromise. following his election as president in november of 1860, the country was gripped by section increases because many southerners felt like it and his republican party. republican party was proudly so. did not have a significant southern connection. lincoln was elected without a single electoral vote in any of the 15 slave states and only four of the four border states, missouri, kentucky, maryland and delaware they have a handful. for the first time in the nation history from a party without any notable southern component would be taking over the executive branch of the national government. the republican party was as i said probably a northern party, treating its brief existence in the mid-1850s, its rhetoric have assaulted the south in the south made the social institution racial slavery. their determination, the republicans determination to win a national election without any southern support. republicans repeatedly convinced progressive
Nov 24, 2012 7:00am EST
. it is a fantastic -- mind. is a fantastic speech. abraham lincoln ran for the senate in illinois and he lost. you want to think about abraham lincoln in 1860. think about barack obama running for the presidency in 2008. >> a harvard business school professor profiles historic and modern leaders to show the lessons that can be learned from those who had the greatest impact on the issues of there -- their time. it is on book tv. >> "washington journal" continues. host: tell us a little bit about what the can kicks back is. guest: the idea that we are kicking back as we see a future that if we do not solve the problem of higher taxes and a lower standard of living for our generation -- we are trying to mobilize our generation to get active on this issue. host: nick troiano is also a co- founder. what inspired you to found this organization? guest: i met ryan heard david walker speak about the fiscal issues we are facing. i realize young people have the most at stake. we should be disproportionately involved. the problem is nobody is speaking to our generation in ways that are authentic and compellin
Nov 25, 2012 1:00am EST
with the democratic national convention in a rhetorical masterpiece so abraham lincoln gives a dazzling speech with the cooper union speech as a beautiful testament the research he does worthy of praise but when he ran for the senate and barack obama gave the speech and he won. abraham lincoln ran from the senate and he lost. think of 1860 think of barack obama pending from the presidency if he had lost the illinois senate election. that is. >> back provisos list -- the lessons that could be learned to the talks to richard presser on after words. >> at the national press club alternate now he has his first book i wrote to free focus on the last 18 was the if an advocate for women's rights but to smack you spent goodyear is where friend avert well-respected it was the first class of black progress men and. i can also help finance it. douglas was reluctant but 1870 that brought in from is frederick douglass and washington because with him involved in local politics with the modern republican of party you was very much the republican party man. washington d.c. got self-government and was the firs
Nov 1, 2012 3:10am PDT
lincoln and looking like abraham lincoln. >> wow! >> that's a great job. >> we used to go to parties together. but mom was the character, the sonny and cher show. we watched her get ready. >> oh, yeah. >> fabulous. >> with the cigarette. >> the cigarette, the voice, everything. >> the leopard pants. everything. chewing the gum. >> you guys were very competitive about who got the most candy. >> yeah, i'll say. i had to hide my candy. >> are you kidding? i would be like look, wendy, look. i'm not kidding. literally. >> what were your guys favorite costumes growing up? >> wow. probably for me was princess, cinderella. >> for me, my favorite ever, our mom made us -- there we are as princesses. i can't believe our kids are this age. but the one that sticks out at me was the flapper with the tassels. she made those. she actually made that. that was the best. so great. >> you guys both are now obviously are parents. you have six kids between you. way to pump them out. [laughter] >> two girls and four boys. >> what is halloween like now? >> it's still so much fun. we bought the costumes. the
Nov 10, 2012 8:00pm PST
will be back. in a james bond and abraham lincoln. april williams has a preview. >> james bond is back in skyfall. he had. is to prove that he has not lost his edge. the legendary supers by loyalties will be tested and the stakes have never been higher. >> take the bloody shot! daniel crag /+ii is back. and steven spielberg is taking moviegoers back to abraham lincoln. between his personal instincts and his cabinet is set during the civil war he chronicles the president's leadership during the most tumultuous and divisive times. as well as his decision to emancipate the slavery. >> showing stop this. >> also, james spader, sally field and tommy lee jones is rated pg-13. >> and in what of could of been the last home season game 27-23. now the cardinals have one more chance in palo alto. and if that game were played here is could determine the game of the 12 title. and a stanford quarterback threw for 200 of the 4 yds 8-2 for the year and will play an organ. san jose state continued its solid play of late by beating new mexico state today 47-7. the spartans were able to keep mexico state
Nov 2, 2012 12:00pm CDT
was the first president to take the nation into a declared war? a. james madison b. abraham lincoln c. woodrow wilson the answer still to come this midday! >>time for sports. the bears go for a sixth win in a row for the first time in six years, when they travel to tennessee on sunday. brian urlacher and julius peppers both took their normal thursday practice off, while lance briggs was limited with a sore toe. they'll all start sunday, while receiver alshon jeffery is still out with a broken hand. the bears may have one of the best defenses in the league, but they are still wary of running back chris johnson. he recently rushed for 195 yards at buffalo and 141 against houston. any time he gets some delay, he is a threat to score a touchdown. his point to be tough to get is going to be tough to get him. rick hahn's first trade as white sox' general manager hit close to home for the former g-m. the son of kenny williams was traded to colorado for the son of former rockies manager, jim tracy. first baseman, mark tracy. the white sox picked ken williams junior in the sixth round of the 20
Nov 7, 2012 12:00pm CST
for today's trivia. although abraham lincoln was elected president as a republican, to which party did he belong when he served as a congressman from 1847-1849? a. federalist b. progressive c.whig the answer still to come this midday! i love how clean and healthy my mouth is right now. i wish i could keep it this way. [ male announcer ] now you can. with the crest pro-health clinical line. used together, they help keep your teeth 97% as clean as a dental cleaning. the toothpaste actually reduces plaque. and the rinse reaches all areas and is clinically proven to help prevent plaque regrowth. crest pro-health clinical line. together, they help keep your teeth 97% as clean as a dental cleaning. crest. life opens up when you do. >>winning pick 3 numbers. 9,3,2 remember to pick up your tickets. lotto is 3 million dollars. powerball 143 million dollars just for you. winning pick 4 0,1,9,0 >>hope you have a wonderful afternoon. good luck with all those games. time for sports. the bulls suffered a bad loss at home last week, but they have not lost
Nov 13, 2012 7:00am PST
her new role as lincoln's first lady. >>> sally field has won two oscars. and her portrayal of abraham lincoln's wife, mary todd, may earn her a third. watch her in this scene from "lincoln," where she stalls peace negotiations until congress ends slavery. >> you think i'm ignorant of what you're up to. when have i ever been so easily bamboozled. i insist you amend the constitution and abolish this slavery. and war to you if you pick to pass the amendment. >> what a powerful performance. here's the thing that got me. sally field, two-time oscar winner. big star. one of the best actresses in the world. and you really had to fight hard to get this role. >> yeah. that's the way it needed to be. it -- you know, fate sometimes just steps in. it needed to be that way for all three of us. for steven, for daniel, for me. to actually become mary, i had to demand that they don't walk away. that it was me. and to the generosity, first of all, of steven, who allowed me to test the first time. and then, i tested a second time because of the generosity of daniel, who is an amazing man. they both are
Nov 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
of the shenandoah valley for the rest of the civil war and made certain that abraham lincoln would be reelected. there are many incidents in the war were vermonters are key. on april 2, 1865, after nine months of trying, the morning of april 2, vermont led the attack that finally smashes through those confederates and i came away with a deeper realization that the civil war excepted everybody in the state. we sent a tremendous number of men to battle. one in nine of our men. back home, the burdens that fell upon the women, men and children who ran the farms and ran the factories, and then they gathered to make things for the soldiers. to cook things for the soldiers. those who were wounded and sick, the burdens of caring for them fell upon the same people. the homefront performance for vermont and the civil war was extraordinary, and i never knew the depths of all that. the civil war really began here for vermont in this building. a mile away, on top of the hill, the results first hand became very obvious to vermonters. because of there was a 600 bed hospital for the civil war, the sick and wou
Nov 5, 2012 12:00am EST
times of relative peace and prosperity, and that's why we put abraham lincoln and franklin d. roosevelt at the top of most historical lits, -- list skis gave four presidents what i considered an a-plus grade. i didn't try to rank them knew marry clay. how do you distinguish between 26 and 27. really trying to group them more in the way of a class. don't use a bell curve or anything like that, but certainly looking at the 43 men who have become president, i deemed that four of them are what i call a-plus presidents, and another six or seven would be a presidents, and then down to kev -- several f's and some incompletes, those who did not serve a full term because of assassination or debt, or in the case of barack obama, i did not file i was fair to judge him over the long course of history based on less than a full term. >> host: two of your more recent books-american history and nation rising. is it fair to say that george washington sometimes maybe we don't learn the full story about george washington? >> guest: we absolutely don't learn the full story about george washington, and one
Nov 24, 2012 4:00am PST
abraham lincoln, and coming up, a unique take from doris kearns goodwin who wrote the book. imagine if this were your neighbor. one holiday display is drawing a lot of attention. that is in our one-minute playback. wow. good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." let's get to what's happening right now out there. we have some new numbers today. as retailers begin to calculate black friday sales and whether it paid off to open on thanksgiving. all that, plus today is small business saturday, and cyber monday, of course, happens in just two days. nbc's michelle franzen is in n manhattan. >> alex, we've gotten through the first wave, the black friday, include being the early start that began on thanksgiving evening. so how did everything turn out? well, retailers say so far, so good. they saw a wave of people coming through, a rush of shoppers going through those doors on that thanksgiving night. that took away a little bit from the crowds on that friday morning. but they were still out in force. national retail federation actually says 5 million viewer shoppers are
Nov 30, 2012 3:00pm PST
, we take an encore look at president abraham lincoln and his evolving legacy in politics and culture. earlier this year, hari sreenivasan toured the ford's theatre center for education and leadership in washington, d.c., with historian richard norton smith. >> sreenivasan: walking into the theater center is like taking a step back in time to the cobblestone streets of washington on april 16, 1855, the day after president abraham lincoln's death. newspaper headlines cover the walls of the new exhibit which a building across the street from ford's theater where the president was assassinated. >> you walk to the third floor and you come to this mothy attic. the chronological treatment. >> reporter: presidential historian richard norton smith, who helped design the center, says its mission is to examine how lincoln has influenced americans great and small since his death. in part, that influence is symbolized by the 34-foot-high book tower that connects the center's three floors. it's made of aluminum and represents some of the roughly 15,000 works written about lincoln. >> the sto
Nov 11, 2012 9:00am EST
] >> for more information visit the authors website. >> tonight and going to let this gusts abraham lincoln's role in the crisis of the union, 1860- 1861. more specifically of talk girl why abraham lincoln rejected any meaningful compromise. following his election as president, november 1860 the country was gripped by a section of crisis because many southerners feared lincoln and his republican party. the republican party was in northern party and probably so. it did not have a significant seven connection. lincoln was elected without a single a torre vote for many of the slave states and only four of the border states in nearly a handful. for the first time in the nation's history a party without any notable seven component would be taking over the executive branch of the national batman, but there was more. the republican party was, as i said, partly in northern party. during his brief existence in the 1850's to manage better kendis of the south to the and the south major social institution racial slavery. and the determination to well the north into a unit that could win an election wit
Nov 7, 2012 11:00pm PST
, franklin roosevelt and abraham lincoln. i am pleased to have her here on this program. welcome. >> thank you! >> rose: good to see you. >> it's good to be here. >> rose: so we reelected a president last night. you have written about presidents. what should we think about? what's the context for looking at the second term? >> i think the most important thing is there will be some sort of a mandate, not the country at large in general butor obamacare to continue and the dodd-frank probably not to be undone. but other than that, what we have to look for is him to build a mandate with a relationship with the people. and the most important thing is to learn from what he acknowledges he didn't do a well in his first term. that's when a president can make a second term work. >> rose: i want to show you this clip from a conversation the president had with me some six or eight months ago. here it is. we have a friend named doris kearns goodwin. i asked her what would lincoln do. in many conversations we have had, she has saidefo ma that what lincoln says and what she has learned is that the abili
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